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Look What YOU Made: Dorothy Apron from Sew What You Love


Last year, I was handed down my grandmother’s sewing machine. It took me a while to work up the courage to embark on my first project because of the limited space in my apartment and the fact that I hadn’t used a sewing machine since I was seven. When she passed away a few months later, I came back to sewing as a way to connect with her.

I’ve been wanting an apron for a while (I can’t cook marinara sauce without splattering on a white shirt!), and when I found the pattern for the Dorothy Apron in Sew What You Love, I fell in love with it. I went fabric shopping and found two yards of a retro print with pears and apples that I thought would look great. The cute red-with-white-polka-dot fabric made me excited to get started!

After reading the instructions for laying out the pattern and cutting the fabric very carefully, I was surprised how quickly I was able to create an apron from scratch. I found the instructions very clear and I knocked it out in no time.

One afternoon’s worth of hard work later, I had a fabulous feminine apron! I love the flattering pleats and the handy pocket I added in the accent fabric. The end result was an adorable, professional-looking apron. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! Best of all, I learned how to use my sewing machine and I can’t wait to make other projects!

Next up: a cute summer sundress!

– Leigh Malach


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Donna June 7th, 2012

Love the pattern!



About the Book
Sew What You Love
The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever
Written by Tanya Whelan
Category: Crafts & Hobbies - Sewing
Format: Paperback, 152 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $24.99
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